The Manaslu Circuit Trekking is yet one untouched trekking trail in Nepal. Manaslu region is in the western part of Nepal and Mt. Manaslu at [8163m] which is the eighth highest peak in the world with Base Camp at the altitude of 4800m (15748ft).
The Manaslu region is open for trekking only since 1992, AD. Manaslu Circuit is less crowded than fellow Himalayan routes, Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Range. Manaslu Circuit trek offers great views of Mount Manaslu; Ganesh Himal Range and others. Scenery provides all Nepal offers; trek from subtropical jungle at lower elevations, through the Himalayas foothills to the high. This region is full of natural beauty, cultural heritage, a genuine outing in the outback, incomparable beauty and biological varieties that’s amazing. Comprising Mani Walls, Prayer Wheels, Monasteries, Chortens, and Tsum Valley, where you can experience pure and original culture, which is also known as a hidden valley.
This trail provides good accommodation without any difficulty, despite badly affected by the earthquake in 2015.
Destination: Manaslu, Nepal
Trip Routes: Kathmandu - Soti Khola - Maccha Khola - Jagat - Phewa - Namrung - Lho - Sama Gong; Pungyen Gompa, Manaslu Basecamp or Birendra Tal - Samdo; Tibetan Border - Dharamasala - Bimthang; Larke Pass - Tilije - Tal - Syange - Pokhara - Kathmandu
Activities: Trekking and Sightseeing
Season: February to May and September to December
It is always a good idea to involve yourself in doing physical exercises before trekking. Not that you have to be all athletic and muscular to trek. An average level of physical fitness will make the journey less stressful.
Availability of drinking water is not the problem. The problem is the cost of it at higher altitude. As you gain height, the price of water rises up to 2-3$ per liter.An alternative way of getting drinking water is by having your water bottles filled in tea houses. Tea houses will provide you boiled water for about 1$ per liter. They are completely safe for drinking.
Food is not of any concern while trekking. You will get all kinds of cuisines. For breakfast, tea houses will provide you with eggs cooked in your preferred style along with pan cakes, bread butter, roti, and so on.Various other dishes like pizza, pasta, momo, chowmein and many more are also available. The most preferred dish is Dal Bhaat. It is a typical Nepali meal. Rice is served with vegetable curry, lentils, tomato chutney and meat curry.
Trekking is an extreme sport and does come with a lot of risks. Some unavoidable risks are avalanche, heavy rainfall, earthquake, landslide and other such natural calamities.You might fall and injure yourself or catch some viral flue. The deadliest risk of trekking is AMS or Acute Mountain Sickness. This sickness occurs when a great altitude is gained and the body fails to adjust to the changing pressures associated with it. Anyone can fall a victim of the sickness and if not treated in time, it can be fatal.
There is no such hard and fast rule that you must have one. But it is highly advisable to travel with them. Some of the treks cannot be trekked without a guide most of them are the restricted ones.
Showers are available at the teahouses. They will usually be shared bathrooms in most teahouses, especially the higher up you go. You will have to pay for a hot water shower per person.